Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Making Aprons
For the past 2 weeks I've been practicing making money aprons for myself to wear at the farmers market and craft fairs.  The four I've made so far have turned out and now I feel I can try some other fabrics.  I want to have them for the different seasons and special events.  Of course, the main reason is that I am having fun making them.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I've re-started making soaps with beer for all the liquid.    So, craft beer soaps are now at the craft fairs.  They have their own special labels and unryu paper wrapping.  I find that the beer helps make luxurious lather.  They are very fun to make and coming up with a complimentary scent for the type of beer is a fun challenge.  Right now I've used Oatmeal Stout from Mendocino Brewing Co. and Shock Top's Belgian Wheat Ale.  The stout has a chocolate & burnt coffee taste to me and so the soap is scented with a chocolate based scent.  The wheat ale is scented with coriander and citrus, which is what it tastes like to me.  I plan so many more types.  Research and development is alot of fun.